Gumdrop
Dome

Materials
needed:

30 toothpicks

10 gumdrops

Hypothesis:

How many books do you think your gumdrop dome can
support?

Procedure:

1.
Use
5 gumdrops to connect 5 toothpicks in a ring.
This is your base.

2.
Use
2 toothpicks and 1 gumdrop to make a triangle on one side of the base. In the diagram below, each new step is
highlighted in yellow.

3.
Repeat
this all around the base until you have 5 triangles.

4.
Use
toothpicks to connect gumdrops at the tops of triangles.

5.
Push
1 toothpick into each of the top gumdrops.

6.
Use
1 last gumdrop to connect these toothpicks at the top.

7.
Let the dome dry overnight.